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How to buy Anglo American (AAL) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Anglo American shares.

Anglo American PLC (AAL) is a leading other industrial metals & mining business based in the UK. It opened the day at 2864p after a previous close of 2937p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 2743p to a high of 2932p. The latest price was 2821.5p (25 minute delay). Anglo American is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 106,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Anglo American

  1. Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to help you find a platform that fits you.
  2. Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – AAL – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

How has Coronavirus impacted Anglo American's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Anglo American's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was 2821.5p, which is 24.69% up on its pre-crash value of 2125p and 177.11% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as 1018.2p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Anglo American stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth £547.97 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth £1,416.11.

Anglo American shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-07-01.
Open2,864.00p
High2,932.00p
Low2,743.00p
Close2,821.50p
Previous close2,937.00p
Change -115.50p
Change % -3.9326%
Volume 3,669,093
Information last updated 2022-07-02.
52-week range2,348.93p - 4,292.50p
50-day moving average 3,525.63p
200-day moving average 3,290.86p
Wall St. target price39.13p
PE ratio 514.8723
Dividend yield 2.89p (6.9%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 5.48p

Anglo American stock price (London Stock Exchange (LSE):AAL)

Use our graph to track the performance of AAL stocks over time.

Anglo American price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of 2821.5p from 2022-07-01

1 week (2022-06-23) -7.82%
1 month (2022-06-01) -26.71%
3 months (2022-04-01) -30.67%
6 months (2021-12-31) -6.45%
1 year (2021-07-02) -4.26%
2 years (2020-07-03) 54.38%
3 years (2019-07-03) 27.61%
5 years (2017-07-03) 166.00%

Is Anglo American under- or over-valued?

Valuing Anglo American stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Anglo American's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Anglo American's P/E ratio

Anglo American's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 515x. In other words, Anglo American shares trade at around 515x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Anglo American's EBITDA

Anglo American's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £19.6 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Anglo American's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Anglo American financials

Revenue TTM £41.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 41.39%
Gross profit TTM £28.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 16.73%
Return on equity TTM 34.65%
Profit margin 20.61%
Book value 22.84p
Market capitalisation £37.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Anglo American's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Anglo American.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Anglo American's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 22.26

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Anglo American's overall score of 22.26 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 33rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Anglo American is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Anglo American's environmental score

Environmental score: 11.32/100

Anglo American's environmental score of 11.32 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Anglo American is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Anglo American's social score

Social score: 10.2/100

Anglo American's social score of 10.2 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Anglo American is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Anglo American's governance score

Governance score: 3.74/100

Anglo American's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Anglo American is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Anglo American's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Anglo American scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Anglo American hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Anglo American share dividends

35%

Dividend payout ratio: 35.3% of net profits

Recently Anglo American has paid out, on average, around 35.3% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.9% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Anglo American shareholders could enjoy a 6.9% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Anglo American's case, that would currently equate to about 2.89p per share.

While Anglo American's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Anglo American may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 16 March 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Anglo American's shares ever split?

Anglo American's shares were split on a 91:100 basis on 1 July 2007. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 91 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Anglo American shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 9.9% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Anglo American shares which in turn could have impacted Anglo American's share price.

Anglo American share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Anglo American's shares have ranged in value from as little as 2348.9345p up to 4292.5p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AAL.LSE volatility(beta: 1.27)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while Anglo American's is 1.2701. This would suggest that Anglo American's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Anglo American overview

Anglo American plc operates as a mining company worldwide. The company explores for rough and polished diamonds, copper, platinum group metals, metallurgical and thermal coal, and iron ore; and nickel, polyhalite, and manganese ores, as well as alloys. Anglo American plc was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. .

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